You do know that faggy Kraut lived in post Renaissance era bright? Of course he will appear far more reasonable than 1st millennium BC texts. Before Islam ruined the subcontinent, Kashmir was having several pioneers in Nyaya-visheshika modes of thought. A notable poet was Mammata who noted:
niyati-shaktyA niyata-rUpA sukha-duHkha-moha-svabhAvA paramANv-AdyupAdAna-karmAdi-sahakAri-kAraNa-paratantrA ShaDrasA na cha hR^idyaiva taiH tAdR^ishI brahmaNo nirmitir-nirmANam
It can be roughly translated as:
The construction constructed by brahman (the world) is controlled by the natural laws, form governed by laws, has the subjective experiential nature of pleasure, pain and illusion, and its existence is the consequence of matter and its interactions, respectively the atomic particles and forces; it has only 6 tastes (rasas) and these too not always of a pleasant nature.
The word niyati from the brAhmaNa period has been used to describe the natural laws.
Or hell even the works of Bhatta-Jayanta who laid out the Hindu method of science. In discussing how a siddhAnta (paradigm) is established the nyAya-vaisheShika tradition explains that for every upapatti (observed phenomenon) one develops a kalpanA (a tentative theory), which is tested (nIrNIta) for its ability to explain the facts or observed phenomena and its non-violation of other established observations and valid generalizations. When rival hypothesis are being considered the proposal of a vinigamaka (test) that decided their validity is critical. The absence of testability (vinigamanAviraha) makes them worthless for consideration. Of course the Hindus also incorporated the consideration of kalpanA-lAghava versus kalpanA-gaurava (i.e. known in the west as Occam’s razor) in choosing between two valid hypothesis. Such is the thinking laid out by vAtsyAnana the vaisheShika thinker and expanded by jayanta.
Brajendranath Seal's phD thesis contains a lot more info on the Hindu science.
Of course if you were actually interested in learning you wouldn't be bragging about being smarrter than people who died more than 2000 years ago.